About Us

Jutta Dempsey (Principal of Directions)

Bachelor of Education (Uni)

Graduate Diploma of Psychology

Jutta is a Registered Psychologist and Registered Teacher with over 40 years experience.

As a teacher and guidance counsellor and child therapist, Jutta established Directions, the first child directed practise in Townsville, over 30 years ago because she became acutely aware of the lack of services available in for children with learning and behavioural difficulties.

She specialises in Learning Disorders including Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia,  ADHD, Autism, Oppositional Defiance, Anxiety and Parenting.

Jutta’s psycho-educational therapeutic techniques are constantly evolving and cutting edge to meet the challenges of families.

Jutta has pioneered the introduction of Neurofeedback Therapy (the Brain Changing itself) in Townsville to assist in the emotional regulation of Autism, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD and more.

Jutta is passionate that the right diagnosis will lead to the right treatment!


Chelsea Corbett
Chelsea Corbett (Associate)

Bachelor of Psychology

Chelsea Corbett is a four year Bachelor of Psychology graduate, who completed her academic studies at James Cook University in 2011 and fulfilled her clinical supervision requirement with Jutta.

Chelsea has developed therapeutic techniques which are both “fun” and psycho educational to assist children and families facing the challenges of Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Autism among others. She is a passionate volunteer to the Autism Association in Townsville and assists young people to meet their potential.


Anna Quenault

Bachelor of Science

Graduate Diploma of Psychology

Anna completed her degree from James Cook University and is presently completing her post-gradutate clinical supervision with Jutta. She has a special interest in Dyslexia and Anxiety Disorders.

Anna has been a Breastfeeding Consultant and brings to Directions expertise in counselling as well as experience in Perinatal challenges.